For those of us who frequently redecorate, a service like Viyet could come in very handy. The New York based service picks up your furniture, lists it in their webshop and, if it sells, you get 50% of it. No fuss, no muss.
Name/Title: Rachel Rodin and Louise Youngson-Klasfeld/Founders
Launch date: April 8th, 2013
Inspiration: Viyet is an online furniture consignment marketplace in the New York metro area. We have both decorated and redecorated apartments and houses and found that there was no high-end yet reasonably priced furniture source in New York and we were hearing similar complaints from friends as well. So often furniture in one New York apartment is the wrong fit for your next apartment; Viyet sells your gently used furniture for you.
Merchandise source: Individuals from the New York area contact Viyet when they would like to sell furniture, we then come and value the furniture, move and store it, then sell it on Viyet.com. We also work with a number of design firms and showrooms to buy and sell furniture.
Best selling item: Modern pieces that are currently available in designer studios and magazines.
Favorite store (other than your own): DesignPublic (Louise) and 1stDibs (Rachel)
- Founded: 2013
- Founded by: Rachel Rodin and Louise Youngson-Klasfeld
- Headquarters: New York, NY
Current furniture consignment options are less than desirable for a variety of reasons. Craigslist requires you open your home to strangers, which can be scary and lacks security. Ebay requires a significant amount of your time to create a web-based listing, communicate with potential buyers and solve delivery issues. Freestanding consignment stores often lack maximum exposure and still require you to schedule delivery of your pieces. Viyet handles the process from start to finish, ensuring it runs smoothly and efficiently.